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February 10th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Smoothie King Center, 7p.m.

Nola back home to take on Utah

 

Mildred Pierce

Prytania, 10a.m.

A mother heads towards disaster in this film noir

 

Station Eleven

Garden District, 6p.m.

By Emily St. John Mandel

 

World Music Wednesday

Maple Leaf, 8p.m.

This week ft. Cole Williams Band

Suspects ID'd in East Mugging


On Monday (2.01), a man was muggers in the East. After a week of investigations, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released photos of the suspects and asked the public’s help in tracking them down.


Green Lights, Not White Flags


Last week, “GLEASON,” a documentary about the local hero premiered to universal acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival for industry insiders. Now, a much larger audience will be able to watch the movie. Amazon inked a deal to pick up “GLEASON” according to The Hollywood Reporter.


No White Flags at Sundance


Since 2011 when Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, his battle with the disease has alternatively moved New Orleanians to tears and inspired us to greatness. Now, the rest of the world is learning Gleason’s story. “GLEASON,” a documentary about the local hero is dominating the Sundance Film Festival the same way that the former Saint dominated Atlanta on that fateful day in 2006.


Picture With A Purpose

Documentary Raises Awareness of SilenceIsViolence



Following the murder of filmmaker Helen Hill in 2007, nonprofit campaign for piece, SilenceIsViolence was founded. Now, the organization is revisiting their cinematic roots through a documentary designed to raise awareness and funds for their vital cause.


Yule Jewels

Movie Listings for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day



Christmas is a time for gving and celebration... and movies. For those who prefer their revelry in the dark--with air conditoning, the holiday holds plenty to see. Of course, there's Star Wars, those crazy Star Wars. However, there are lots of films to choose from like Quentin Tarantino's long awaited The Hateful Eight at Elmwood and The World of Kanako at Zeitgeist. NoDef has the full listings of films in the area for you.


NOPD Hunt Trio of Car Crooks


Step One to preventing crime may be simply locking your doors. The New Orleans Police Department are on the hunt for a trio of suspects accused of burglarizing a car after simply looking for a vehicle left unlocked.


More Footage Released In Shooting of Tulane Student


The shooting of a 25-year-old Tulane medical student has quickly become another public symbol of the city’s crime issues. This morning, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) released more of the horrifying footage of the shooting.


Wah Wah Wah


Trombone Shorty is no stranger to the cameras. However, the next on-screen appearance for the NOLA musician will actually be off-screen. The star also known to locals as Troy Andrews is responsible for the “voices” of every adult character in the upcoming Peanuts movie… and there is a slew of publicity to herald in his horn.


NOFF Spotlight: Habana Instant


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Un Instante en La Habana (Habana Instant) is a narrative film set entirely in Cuba. The movie follows Carlos Quevedo (played by Christopher Marquez), who goes by Charlie, as he returns to Cuba where he was born. There, he meets up with his brother Marcelo, (played by Director Guillermo Ivan), who is less-than-warm upon his arrival. The brothers had been split up as children, with the mom taking Charlie with her to the United States on a raft, while Marcelo stayed behind in Cuba. 


Cinema Cubano


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Cuba is a hot topic in New Orleans these days. The neighboring island nation is even showing strong at the New Orleans Film festival. We sat down with the brains behind two of the fest’s Cuban offerings, Tocando La Luz and Boxeadora, to learn a little more.


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